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Eutelsat, Neotion and Broadpeak Create Satellite OTT Delivery Solution

[Via Satellite 01-26-2015] Eutelsat has partnered with Neotion and Broadpeak on a global solution for Free-To-Air (FTA)/secured Over The Top (OTT) services for smartphones, tablets and 4K screens. The solution operates independently from IP infrastructure, making pay-TV options more accessible to mobile devices. According to Neotion, the way traditional unicast-based Content Delivery Network (CDN) costs [...]

By | January 26, 2015

Amos 5 Spacecom

Spacecom to Broadcast New Digital Pay-TV Platform in Nigeria

[Via Satellite 01-26-2015] Spacecom has won a multi-year contract to broadcast Africa Cable TV (ACTV), the newest pay-TV platform in Nigeria, from the Amos 5 satellite. The company will transmit more than 60 channels to Nigerian viewers, including both international and local content, from the satellite’s Ku-1 beam. The ACTV deal on Amos 5 bolsters [...]

By | January 26, 2015

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Al Araby Television Network Picks Es’hail 1 for HD Channel Broadcast

[Via Satellite 01-26-2015] Al Araby Television Network has selected the Es’hail 1 satellite owned by Qatari satellite operator Es’hailSat to broadcast its channel exclusively in HD. The broadcaster is transmitting content over the satellite as of Jan. 25 from London, U.K. to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from the 25.5 degrees East hotspot. [...]

By | January 26, 2015

ABS South Asia India

ABS Ups Focus on South Asia with new Regional President

[Via Satellite 01-23-2015] Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) has created a new executive position focusing on South Asia and has appointed Rajiv Khattar as the president. Rajiv brings more than 20 years in the cable and satellite industries, having spent 10 years at Dish TV India as president of projects. He accrued significant experience in business, [...]

By | January 23, 2015

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Es’hailSat Targets DTH Market in MENA Region with Es’hail 2

[Via Satellite 01-21-2015] Last month Es’hailSat celebrated the one-year anniversary of its first satellite, Es’hail 1. After entering service on Dec. 18, 2013, the Es’hailSat satellite saw extensive use from beIN Sports for transmitting the 2014 FIFA World Cup from Brazil. Es’hailSat supported the only Free-to-Air (FTA) broadcasting in the Middle East and Northern Africa [...]

By | January 22, 2015

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Mobile Telesystem Deploys DataMiner for Satellite TV Earth Station

[Via Satellite 01-21-2015] Mobile Telesystems (MTS) has selected Skyline Communications’ DataMiner end-to-end, multi-vendor network management platform to monitor and control the equipment at the company’s Moscow, Russia-based satellite Earth station. The DataMiner solution for MTS provides fully unified remote monitoring and control of all system components, as well as fault and performance management. The solution [...]

By | January 22, 2015

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Spacecom, SatLink Communications to Broadcast AFCON From Amos 5 Satellite

[Via Satellite 01-20-2015] Spacecom has been selected for broadcast services from its Amos 5 satellite at 17 degrees east for the bi-annual football championship competition, the Confederation of African Football‘s (CAF) Orange Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The competition will use the satellite’s pan-African C-band beam to broadcast the three-week competition in HD. A total [...]

By | January 20, 2015

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Eutelsat Key Video Satellites Broadcasting to 274 Million Homes in EMENA Region

[Via Satellite 01-13-2015] The Eutelsat TV Observatory has revealed the results of its most recent research on the number of homes receiving channels broadcast by eight of Eutelsat’s television neighborhoods serving Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (EMENA). The results show a strong uptick of homes receiving television directly or indirectly by satellite. A [...]

By , | January 13, 2015

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SatLink Communications Eyes New Business Opportunities with OTT and IPTV Customers

[Via Satellite 01-12-2015] SatLink Communications, a global provider of satellite solutions for broadcasting and telecommunications services, is making a shift from being primarily focused on satellite-oriented services to including complete content management services. The change is inspired by new demands from broadcasters, as well as an influx of non-traditional customers that previously did not look [...]

By | January 12, 2015

Tata Sky 4K

Tata Sky Launches First 4K STB in India ahead of Cricket Tournament

[Via Satellite 01-12-2015] Direct-To-Home (DTH) TV operator Tata Sky has launched its first 4K Set Top Box (STB) in India, in preparation for the upcoming cricket matches to be broadcast in Ultra-HD. Apart from relaying 4K content, the box will also showcase Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) channels. Tata Sky 4K is a [...]

By | January 12, 2015

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